Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) - University of California, Davis

Machine Systems Lab

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, The University of California, Davis

Location: The University of California, Davis.Responsibilities: The University of California, Davis is seeking a graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) student to  conduct research in  the  Machine Systems  Lab. The  primary  project  focus  will  be  on vehicle rollover  accidents. We  seek  a  motivated and enthusiastic  individual  to  work  in the Machine Systems Lab.Experiments  will  be  designed  to  evaluate  the  performance  of  new  designs of roll bars to   protect   operators in rollover   accidents. The   rollover   accident   will   be   simulated experimentally (static and dynamic test) and theoretically (finite element analysis).

Required  Qualifications: The  successful  candidate  will  have  a  B.S.  or  higher  degree  in Agricultural Engineering, Biosystems Engineering,Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or closely related fields; should have strong written and oral English skills; will be willing to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students to conduct lab research and the desire for fieldwork. Additional highly desirable qualifications that applicants can address in the statement of purpose include experience in machine design and analysis, mechanism design, 3D modeling software (such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, etc. ...), finite element analysis, experience working  with electrical  circuit, coding  experience,working  with  embedded systems, strong organizational skills, ability and self-motivation to work independently while accomplishing high quality tasks in a timely fashion.

Opportunities for outreach, and travel to professional meetings will be available.

Closing Date: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applicants may  have  the  opportunity  to  undertake summer  hourly  employment  prior  to  Fall  2020 quarter enrollment.

Contact: Please  contact  Dr. Farzaneh Khorsandi (  if  interested  in  this opportunity.

Requirements: Applicants will need to prepare a statement of purpose, C.V.,personal history and diversity statement, and contact information for three references that will be a part of their online application. Information about acceptance into the graduate studies at the University of California, Davis can be found at:

The University of California Davis is a public research university and land-grant university as well as one of the 10  campuses of the University of California system,  with enrollment of over 37,400.

Davis  California is  a  city  west  of  Sacramento,  in  California.  It's  home  to  the  United  States Bicycling Hall of Fame, which has a collection of antique bikes and trophies. To the southwest, the UC Davis Arboretum features acres of gardens, with trails and a lake. Locally grown produce is sold at the Davis Farmers Market. The Hattie Weber Museum has exhibits on the area's history, including dresses from the 1920s and ‘30s.

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